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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 11:51 PM
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Down and Out in Israel - WP
A Gay Arab From the West Bank Finds He Can't Go Home Again

By Molly Moore
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, February 8, 2004; Page D01

JERUSALEM -- Fuad Musa sensed the suspicion as soon as he walked into the Pasha restaurant in Jerusalem's middle-class Talpiot neighborhood. It followed him to his table and lingered as he ordered dinner.

"The security guard kept looking at me," recalled Musa, a towering 28-year-old with an angular face and brown eyes so soft they appear on the verge of melting. He was sure he knew what the guard was thinking: Here is an Arab. He might be a terrorist.

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Today Musa is a foreigner in both lands, a pariah in both societies.

"He's a product of the occupation," said his partner, Ezra Yitzhak, 52, an Israeli Jew who has long been active in peace and pro-Palestinian organizations. "He has everything against him."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22439-20...
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Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:28 AM
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1. Interesting
Many examples of Israeli tolerance, and this man's split loyalties. But even so, he seems to side with the Palestinians on the issue of the uprising and violence. If put to the test, a real test of choice, what would he do?
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Muddleoftheroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 08:46 AM
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2. Two-faced
He enjoys all the freedoms of Israel, yet still sides with its enemies. I hope he is expelled.

"Just as forcefully, he added, "I don't agree with blowing up a bus full of kids."

Still, he said he understands why they do it. 'They don't have alternatives. This is their only force, their only power against Israel with its M-16s and tanks.'"
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